Filled With the Spirit (Holy Spirit Sermon Series #1) Jan. 14

This is week one of our new series “May the Force Be With You” – Ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Filled With the Spirit  (Ephesians 5:15-21)

Someone else is coming (John 14:16-17; 16:7).

Being filled with the Spirit has nothing to do with you getting more of the Spirit. It has everything to do with Him getting more of you.

What are the evidences of being filled with the Spirit? It has everything to do with how we’re relating to God and to each other.
(1.) We speak to each other, not about each other (v. 19)
(2.) True heartfelt worship. (v. 19)
(3.) A thankful spirit (v. 20)
(4.) A submissive attitude. (v. 21)

God has high hopes for spirit-filled believers led by Him, not just in their personal lives, but also in their personal ministry to individuals around them. The people God empowers are not perfect _____________, but they are dependent ______________.

Instead of going into this year asking the question that most people will ask – “What should I do about me?” – try asking the question, “What should be done around me?”